Bhakti supports the idea of the open source jacquard loom that Marguerita Benitez is proposing. Here's a quote from Bhakti's blog about it:
I know Margarita Benitez from a workshop I taught a number of years ago, and have been in contact ever since. She is a bright, energetic artist, a giving teacher, and an innovator. In her Kickstarter project, she is asking for $10,000 to create a computerized jacquard loom, which will be open-source--meaning anyone else can use her data to create their own loom.Although my own work is tapestry and done with the simplest of looms, I continue to be intrigued with the designing potential of jacquard. The technology is more affordable and more accessible that ever before, and the idea that it could become even more so in the future is very exciting. Take a look at Bhakti's blog and find the links to Benitez's information, if you're curious.
Now... a few photos from the past two days at the museum with the ending of the cloth. First, it was cut off on Friday morning with a group of students on a tour standing around to see it:
Hand+Made: The Performative Impulse in Art and Craft features twenty artists who innovatively expand the traditions of art and craft through the incorporation of performance. The exhibition features a series of on- and offsite performance events, including crochet nights at the Museum in which visitors are invited to crochet works from an installation created by Sheila Pepe, a performance of Anne Wilson’s Wind-Up: Walking the Warp, and a series of public events around the city in which Gabriel Craig creates small articles of jewelry for those he encounters. A complete schedule of dates and locations will be available on the Museum’s website.